Glimpses of S. Pas.


Fading Beauty

Fading Beauty

The Rialto may be dark but her romantic soul shines through even late at night, all but abandoned, with leaflets littered on the sidewalk. I hold out hope that savvy investors will see the potential of this beloved movie queen and rescue her from inevitable ruin. (Everyone loves a great comeback story.) Read the Full […]

Design Elements

Design Elements

South Pasadena is known for its classic homes — from Craftsman to Victorian — but it also has its fair share of modern architecture. Like here, for example. I can’t quite see the house, but every time I pass this driveway I look to see if the fountain is working. So far? Not working. Oh […]

Caption this photo (#29)

Caption this photo (#29)

I need help with this one. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Novel Idea

Novel Idea

He was probably doing calculus homework or checking Facebook but I thought of this: “He drew forth a phrase from his treasure and spoke it softly to himself: A day of dappled seaborne clouds.” –James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Everyday Magic

Everyday Magic

“Mommy,” my four year old daughter said, “what is that thing?” “What thing?” I said. “THAT thing.” She said. “That thing over there that looks like a moon on top of a little chimney that doesn’t have a house under it.” “What do you think it is?” I said. “I think it’s where the flower […]

Cool Rider

Cool Rider

I never look this slick on my way back from Trader Joes. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Rectangles and Blue

Rectangles and Blue

One of the things I love most about abstract art is the way its world is rendered in shapes and colors. We get to fill in the particulars, imagine the story or transcend the figurative. I remember once standing in front of a Rothko painting with Shanna. “I don’t get it,” I said. “It’s a […]

Consolation Prize

Consolation Prize

Friend of GOSP (and intrepid vintage car scout) Dbdubya alerted me to the fact that a pristine 1940 Chevy was parked on El Centro this morning. But by the time I got there… it was gone. I drove around to see if I could find it but this old truck found me, instead. Read the […]

Settings: Part 23

Settings: Part 23

It’s that time again, would-be filmmakers and general tall tale tellers! If this were the setting for a scene in a movie, what would happen here? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

The parking lot was empty when I drove up to make a deposit at the ATM. I turned around and saw this mysterious car. I never heard an engine or a car door slam. It was as if it just appeared… Maybe I should have looked inside. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South […]

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